As a Georgia DUI Attorney, I wrote about the arrest of Atlanta-based rapper T.I. last spring. Reports now have shown that T.I. entered a no contest plea to three counts of disorderly conduct.
According to reports, the rapper was intoxicated when he arrived to his gated community in Henry County. T.I. reportedly left his keys behind, and the security guard wouldn't allow him to go to his home through the gate. The police reports show that T.I. allegedly used profane and vulgar language toward the security guard and confronted him asking him to leave his guard station.
Disorderly Conduct in Georgia
The Georgia Code defines disorderly conduct in Georgia as:
(1) Acts in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another person whereby such person is placed in reasonable fear of the safety of such person's life, limb, or health;
(2) Acts in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another person whereby the property of such person is placed in danger of being damaged or destroyed;
(3) Without provocation, uses to or of another person in such other person's presence, opprobrious or abusive words which by their very utterance tend to incite to an immediate breach of the peace, that is to say, words which as a matter of common knowledge and under ordinary circumstances will, when used to or of another person in such other person's presence, naturally tend to provoke violent resentment, that is, words commonly called "fighting words"; or
(4) Without provocation, uses obscene and vulgar or profane language in the presence of or by telephone to a person under the age of 14 years which threatens an immediate breach of the peace.
Disorderly conduct is classified as a misdemeanor offense. This means that if convicted, the penalties can include up to 12 months in jail, a fine up to $1,000, or both.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, it's important for me to point out that disorderly conduct is one of the charges that I consider to be a catchall charge in Georgia. It's one of the most commonly charged offenses. It is most often used when police officers are upset with the conduct of an individual.
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